March,26,2024: In a recent announcement, the Nepal government has decided to waive mountaineering fees for a group of climbers. The Council of Ministers, led by Minister for Information and Technology Rekha Sharma, has granted this waiver specifically for seven South Korean and three Nepalese mountaineers.

The decision comes as Nepal celebrates the 50th anniversary of its diplomatic ties with the Republic of Korea, marking a special occasion for both nations. As part of this gesture, the government has extended the opportunity for these climbers to scale Mt Jugal without incurring any fees.

This ruling allows a total of 10 mountaineers, comprising seven South Koreans and three Nepalese, to embark on their journey to conquer the peaks of Jugal-I and Jugal-II, located in the picturesque Sindhupachowk district. These majestic peaks, standing at heights of 6,591 meters and 6,518 meters respectively, will now be accessible to these climbers free of charge, thanks to the government’s decision.

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